Senior Academic Advisor
Campus Address: Twin Rise South Wing 620
BA in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico, MA in American Studies-Puerto Rican Studies and currently advanced Ph.D. student in Transnational Studies, American Studies -Indigenous Studies at SUNY Buffalo.
Experienced in counseling at public school, mental health and higher education. Teaching experience includes a seminar for freshmen students, and the Puerto Rico Program (Study Tour to Puerto Rico).
Public speaking in several venues at national and international level including New York State, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Conducted research studies on the topic "Discipline from the Hispanic Cultural Perspective," sponsored by CDHS, the Puerto Rico Program as a Non-traditional Way of Learning, and "Gotta Have Faith" sponsored by Diversity Abroad, Buffalo State and the University of Minnesota. Indigenous studies conducted of Indigenous from Canada, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
Alumni of the Buffalo State College Emerging College Leaders 2013, Member of National Coalition Building Institute, Director of Puerto Rico Program (1993-2013), Member of UUP, and Trinidad Neighborhood, Inc. Former member of the Board of Trustees of Benedict House in Buffalo, Board of Directors of Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York, and Chair of the Diversity Abroad- Religion Task Force.
Recipient of several awards from students, faculty and staff, including: the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement (2001), Agustin “Pucho” Olivencia Award for Excellence in Education, Los Tainos Senior Citizens Center Day, Executive Chamber Proclamation from the City of Buffalo, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Education Award, New York State Senator, 60th District (2003); Leadership Award, Leadership Education and Development Center at Buffalo State (2000) and many others.
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